May 28

This Day in History

1999

The Last Supper Back on Display

On this day in 1999, after two decades of restoration, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic painting The Last Supper in the refectory of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy, was once again put on d … (more...)

1961

Appeal for Amnesty

The London Observer, a British newspaper, launches "Appeal for Amnesty, 1961," a campaign that calls for the release of all people imprisoned because of the peaceful expression of their … (more...)

1898

Shroud of Turin First Photographed

The Shroud of Turin is one of the most celebrated and revered artifacts in the Christian faith. It is also one of the most controversial and perplexing. Its mysterious origins continue to be debated, … (more...)

585

Battle of the Eclipse

On this day in 585 BC, after more than a decade of fighting, The Battle of Halys between the Central Asian Medes and Lydians was brought to an abrupt halt by a solar eclipse. It was the first eclipse … (more...)